This lifetime award is presented to an individual, company or organisation who the judges consider deserves recognition for the contribution made to the industry.

The winner of the PAPA Industry Award 2018 is:

  • Peter Boizot - Founder of Pizza Express

Peter Boizot  opened the first PizzaExpress restaurant in Soho London in 1965. Peter made a life-changing trip between school and joining the army to be an au pair for a well-to-do family in Florence, Italy. There he discovered his love of pizza. Today there are more than 450 PizzaExpress restaurants in the UK and across the world. 

Acknowledging the best in genuine Italian restaurant chains in the UK, this award is presented to specialist restaurants where the food served is rooted at the heart of Italian cuisine and which offers a genuine taste of Italy and experience.

This award identifies the best in genuine independent Italian restaurants (with 10 or fewer sites) in the UK. The gold awards are presented to specialist restaurants where the food served is rooted at the heart of Italian cuisine and which offers a genuine taste of Italy and experience. An overall Platinum Award is given to the restaurant deemed outstanding.

This award recognises the independent operators (businesses with up to five stores) who are successfully driving their businesses in the delivery/takeaway sector. The Platinum award winner receives a free sign-up to JUST EAT, plus, once online, a branded package worth £850 including jackets, co-branded car magnets and menus.

This award recognises the small chain operators, (businesses with five to 20 stores) who are successfully driving the delivery/ takeaway sector. The winner will receive co- marketing and a co-branded package including clothing, car branding, social and email campaigns, from JUST EAT.